Full Guide to cycling in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Bike Routes & Maps in Old San Juan, Condado, Ocean Park & Nearby Isla Verde & Piñones. Bicycle Rentals & Cycling Events.
The extraordinary city of San Juan, Puerto Rico can be yours to enjoy by bicycle. Cycling in San Juan is a fun activity for the entire family and a romantic activity for couples. Cycling is a great and inexpensive way to get around San Juan to enjoy the city’s extraordinary attractions, get some exercise, spent quality time with your loved ones with the added bonus of breathtaking views everywhere you go.
This fantastic city was carefully planned and continues to get re-planned with cyclists in mind offering great biking paths strategically designed along scenic routes with easy access to the many wonderful attractions and activities that the city has to offer. In San Juan you can ride on designated bike routes on main streets, scenic paved pathways, cement and wooden boardwalks, and gorgeous sandy trails. Bike routes lead to gorgeous beaches, extraordinary attractions in Old San Juan such as the San Juan National Historic Site, nature reserves, a mangrove forest, the beautiful Condado Lagoon, the casual Ocean Park beach neighborhood, nature trails and much more.
Currently, Paseo Puerta de Tierra is being constructed to offer yet an additional path for walking and cycling around one of the most attractive parts of the city.
In San Juan is possible to ride from the northwestern tip of San Juan (Fort El Morro) approximately 18 miles east to the neighboring beachfront town of Loiza, Carolina if you’re up to the task. Below we provide an interactive map as well as a printable bicycle routes map for an overall view of main bike routes and areas between Old San Juan, Puerta de Tierra, Condado, Ocean Park, and east of San Juan in Isla Verde and Pinones, Loiza. We also provide related guide links containing more specific information and interactive maps for each biking area to help you plan your biking excursion in the capital city of San Juan and around the island of Puerto Rico.
In addition, we have listed and mapped companies offering bicycle rentals and tours in San Juan and one that services more destinations around Puerto Rico. So rent a bike and begin your journey around this impressive city cooled by the constant trade winds. Bicycling will help with the guilt of eating all that delicious food San Juan is also known for.
Bike Routes around San Juan, Puerto Rico
Bicycling in Old San Juan & Puerta de Tierra, Puerto Rico
Walking is the favorite way of getting around in Old San Juan, we think bicycling is the second best. Ride up narrow streets, bicycle along the Atlantic Ocean leading to 500 year old forts, beautiful churches, interesting museums, charming plazas, exquisite restaurants, unique shops and so much more. More about bike routes in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Cycling in Condado, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Condado is perhaps the most bicycle friendly destination in the San Juan Area and a great center point to explore nearby Old San Juan and Ocean Park. Bicycle around the relaxing Condado Lagoon, ride to Condado & Escambron beaches, great shops and restaurants. More about bike routes, map and bicycle rentals and tours in Condado, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Cycling in Ocean Park, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Ocean Park is all about the more casual and relaxed beach city lifestyle and bicycling is a way of life here. Rent a bicycle and ride around Barbosa Park, along Ocean Park Beach, and more nearby interesting places. More about bike routes in Ocean Park, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Cycling Trails Near San Juan, Puerto Rico
Cycling Routes in Nearby Paseo Piñones, Loiza, Puerto Rico
Paseo Piñones is one of the most popular bicycle trails near San Juan, just east of Isla Verde on nearby town of Loiza. Go from paved trails passing food shacks with traditional Puerto Rican fried treats, to wooden boardwalks along beautiful beaches inviting you to take a refreshing swim on a sunny warm day, to bike trail leading to a mangrove forest. More about bike trails in Piñones, Loiza, Puerto Rico coming soon.
Cycling in Isla Verde, Carolina, Puerto Rico
Get on your bike and ride along the main Isla Verde Avenue where riders and drivers share the road. From here you can make stops along the 3 mile long beach of Isla Verde. More about bicycling in Isla Verde, Carolina, Puerto Rico.
Overview of Bike Routes from Old San Juan to Piñones, Loiza
You can start from Paseo del Morro in Old San Juan and ride bike east 16+ miles toward Loiza. Be prepared to make tons of stops along the way, the capital city of San Juan is full of wonderful surprises, interesting attractions and fun things to do for the whole family.
Also check out bikemap.net for more suggested cycling routes.
Cycling Safety in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Most drivers in Puerto Rico show the utmost respect for pedestrians and people riding bikes. Thoughout San Juan and Puerto Rico, you’ll notice many yellow caution signs for drivers to “COMPARTE LA CARRETERA” or “SHARE THE ROAD” with bicyclers when there is not a designated bike safety lane on the street. Riding the paved pathways and boardwalks is indeed safe, but be rest assured that if you’re riding on the street, you’ll be respected by drivers. Nevertheless, ride with caution and don’t forget to wear a helmet!
The Laws & Regulations of Cycling in Puerto Rico
Related Cycling Guides
Cycling Events in San Juan, Puerto Rico
- The San Juan City Bike Tour by La Vuelta Puerto Rico – Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016 More info
- More events around the island here (In Spanish)
Interactive Map of Bike Routes and Rental Locations
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